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Candace Reels’ Instagram page has long outgrown it’s humble beginnings, proving to be a bustling community more than a passing fad. Creating a place where intersectional feminism is not a trend, but a lifestyle, the Female Collective is the positive space we all need.

“I’m using my experience and journey of self love to help all women on their own journey of feeling empowered, celebrated, uplifted, and supported on a daily basis,” writes Reel on her correlating website. “As self love is not a destination, but an everyday practice.”

The collective, now an online community and philanthropic organization, aims to empower women and promote self love. It also now has a clothing line, where feminist mantras are printed on T-shirts.

Talking about the reason behind creating her feminist Instagram page, Reel said in a chat with Create & Cultivate: “I was at a really low point in my life and I needed something to motivate myself to the next step on my life journey. I didn’t know what that would be, but I knew that I needed to create something from my lack of inspiration. That’s when I decided to create an Instagram account where I would post inspiring and motivating content to help get my life together.”

According to her, “it’s not always easy to create when you’re not feeling inspired, but it’s definitely what you need to do. It’s important to get how you feel out in your writing, art, or in whatever type of content you create. This release will help you move forward to where you need to go in life.”

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